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(CNSNews.com) - Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nomimated by President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court, sent a letter today to Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R.-Iowa) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) declaring that he would not be "intimidated" into withdrawing from his nomination and that he was looking forward to testifying under oath before the Judiciary Committeee on Thursday.
"Last night, another false and uncorroborated accusation from 35 years ago was published," Kavanaugh wrote. "Once again, those alleged to have been witnesses to the event deny it ever happened. There is no a frenzy to come up with something--anything--that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation occurring."
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"These are smears, pure and simple," he wrote. "And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination--if allowed to succeed--will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.
"As I told the Committee during my hearing," he said, "a federal judge must be independent, not swayed by public or political pressure. That is the kind of judge I will always be. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out."
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Here is the full text of Kavanaugh's letter to Grassley and Feinstein:
Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein:
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When I testified in front of the Senate three weeks ago, I explained my belief that fair process is foundational to justice and to our democracy.
At that time, I sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 31 hours and answered quesions under oath. I then answered more questions at a confidential session. The following week, I responded to more than 1,200 written questions, more than have been submitted...
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